Poem: Things That Cannot Die ~ Paige Riehl

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Things That Cannot Die ~ Paige Riehl A spoon in a cup of tea. Letters in yellow envelopes, the way a hand pushed lines into the soft paper. Morning laughter. A white shirt draped over her chair. An open window. The air. Call of one blackbird. Silence of another. November. Summer. My love for you, […]

Poem: From ‘A Song for Mankind’ by Nazik al-Mala’ika

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My note: This poem fits well with today being Veterans Day. From ‘A Song for Mankind’ by Nazik al-Mala’ika Emily Drumsta was, as part of her Q&A with ArabLit Quarterly about Nazik al-Mala’ika’s revolutionary romantic poetry, kind enough to share an excerpt of a poem she’s now working on translating: From ‘A Song for Mankind’ […]

Poem: Forget Me Not —Ann Plato

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Forget Me Not —Ann Plato When in the morning’s misty hour, When the sun beams gently o’er each flower; When thou dost cease to smile benign, And think each heart responds with thine, When seeking rest among divine, Forget me not. When the last rays of twilight fall, And thou art pacing yonder hall; When […]

Poem: Red Wine Spills —L. Ash Williams

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Red Wine Spills —L. Ash Williams I am hovering over this rug with a hair dryer on high in my hand I have finally, inevitably, spilled red wine on this impractically white housewarming hand-me-down from my cousin, who clearly, and incorrectly, thought this was a good idea With the help of a little panic, sparkling […]

Poem: Forgetfulness ~ Alfonsina Storni

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Forgetfulness ~ Alfonsina Storni Translated by Marion Freeman and Mary Crow Lydia Rosa: today is Tuesday and it’s cold. In your gray stone house, you sleep at the edge Of the city. Do you still hang onto your lovesick heart Now that you’ve died of love? I’ll tell you what’s happening. The man you adored, […]

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